Bonfires and the Bonds of Life

Why is there a tradition to make bonfires on Lag BaOmer? Why do we light a candle on the anniversary of the death of a loved one (yahrzeit)? Could there be a connection between the two? 

In this lesson, for middle school through adult, students discuss the traditions of lighting a yahrzeit candle and building bonfires on Lag BaOmer. 


Looking for additional Lag BaOmer resources? Sefaria’s Lag BaOmer page is filled with sources and sheets for your omer use and reuse. 




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